Tag "aircraft-ownership"

June 7, 2013

Flying with Friends: Tom’s RV-4

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to fly with my buddy Tom, who built his own RV-4. Tom is a former Air Force instructor, now turned corporate pilot. He built his RV-4 13 years ago and been loving it ever since. He can’t bring himself to park it long enough to paint it, but…

June 2, 2013

New Project

If you frequent this website, you might have noticed that the cadence that I post articles has slowed over the last month or so. That is because I’m working on a couple of side projects. The first one I would like to tell you about is called FIXEDWINGBUDDHA.COM  Unusual name right? The theme of the…

May 14, 2013

Something Old, Something New…Light Sport Aircraft

  Tecnam P92 and the Piper J-3 Cub – brothers from different mothers There are plenty of articles that talk about the very specific niche that is the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), but I thought it would be fun to discuss it from a little different perspective. One of the interesting things to look at…

April 26, 2013

What would I buy…Monocoupe

What would I buy? Monocoupe This is the fifth installment in a series of articles based on a hypothetical set of airplane ownership criteria. Note: This information is strictly the opinion of the author. Your mileage may vary.  So for this one I reached deep into my eccentric tastes to produce an example of how I…

April 8, 2013

Amazon Aviator

Ok, I’m not talking about “flying the jungles of South America” kind of Amazon Aviator. I’m referring to the cyber-jungle that is Amazon.com. Why am I a big fan of Amazon? Because you can find almost anything at the click of a button and aviation paraphernalia is no exception. [br] It’s not just about books…

April 2, 2013

Flying Frustrations

Most of the things you will read on this blog about flying is that it’s all unicorns and rainbows! It’s true that flying is one of the most amazing experiences of your life, but it’s not without its frustrations. Most recently for me I have been chasing an engine problem on my RV8 and thus…

March 13, 2013

I Love Biplanes!

I Love Biplanes! One of the most existential things you can do as an aviator is fly a biplane, especially an open cockpit variety. Having been lucky enough to have been a steward to one of these sentient vehicles in my youth, I can say I have tasted it’s nectar first hand. There are few…

February 23, 2013

What would I buy…Beechcraft Bonanza

What would I buy….Beechcraft Bonanza This is the fourth installment in a series of articles based on a hypothetical set of airplane ownership criteria. Note: This information is strictly the opinion of the author. Your mileage may vary.  Previous Installments: Kolb Luscombe 8A Globe Swift The goal this time will be to spend $40,000 for a…

February 19, 2013

False Start

False Start You might have read in a previous entry <link here> about how I replaced the spark plugs due to a bad magneto check. Last Saturday was my first opportunity to test fly it since then and I was excited to go. Arriving at the airport with temps in the mid 30s I plugged…

February 8, 2013

Anti Air Cam

Anti Air Cam I pride myself on being a pretty reasonable guy. I’m not quick to judge and I’m pretty considerate of others, but in spite of all that I couldn’t restrain myself from sharing my thoughts on Sport Aviation’s most recent cover-plane. So what is it about the Air Cam that stirs in me…

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